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1959 McCormic Farmall Cub

Postby gjpgonzo » Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:06 pm

Can someone tell me what attachments I need to find to safely tow a boat, or jet ski?

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Re: 1959 McCormic Farmall Cub

Postby Bob McCarty » Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:34 pm

The draw bar has holes in it that can be used to mount a ball. If the hole is too small for the size of the bolt, you can make a triangular shaped bracket. Two bolts to the draw bar, the third hole for the ball. Cubs have very poor brakes, so you need to be aware of that if you're not towing on nearly level ground.

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Re: 1959 McCormic Farmall Cub

Postby gjpgonzo » Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:37 pm

Poor breaks??? I tow up a pretty good grade. Any suggestions?

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Re: 1959 McCormic Farmall Cub

Postby Bob McCarty » Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:18 pm

Do you know the weight of the boat and trailer, jet ski and trailer?

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Re: 1959 McCormic Farmall Cub

Postby gjpgonzo » Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:18 pm

Boat on is 2200 lbs

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Re: 1959 McCormic Farmall Cub

Postby Bob McCarty » Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:02 pm

Personally, I think that would be pushing the envelope. Hopefully, others will chime in. I don't know if it would be feasible or practical to try and wire for electric trailer brakes.

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Re: 1959 McCormic Farmall Cub

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:32 pm

Bob McCarty wrote:Personally, I think that would be pushing the envelope.

Agreed. Use a vehicle suited for the task.
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Re: 1959 McCormic Farmall Cub

Postby Eugene » Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:19 am

Don McCombs wrote:
Bob McCarty wrote:Personally, I think that would be pushing the envelope.

Agreed. Use a vehicle suited for the task.
Yup. You need a vehicle or tractor weighing twice the weight of the towed load.

Live in the Ozarks, very steep hills. None of my Cubs will safely handle a 2200 lb. load, plus trailer.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: 1959 McCormic Farmall Cub

Postby gjpgonzo » Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:12 am

For the boat: I only have to pull it out of the water into onto land. Not much of a grade. Think that will be ok?

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Re: 1959 McCormic Farmall Cub

Postby Urbish » Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:38 am

I would not use a Cub to pull a big boat out of the water. As poor as the brakes are, they are even worse in reverse due to the way the bands bear down on the drums. If you have a problem and have to back the boat & trailer back into the water, the brakes likely won't stop the whole rig from ending up back in the water. You do not have another vehicle with a hitch on it to pull the boat out?

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Re: 1959 McCormic Farmall Cub

Postby gjpgonzo » Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:44 am

I can't fit another vehicle down to the lake. I was trying to avoid having to go to the public landing and bringing the boat back to the house. Not really a big deal. Would have have been great if I could have used the cub. At least it can help with the floating dock and jet ski. Thank you for all of the advice!

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Re: 1959 McCormic Farmall Cub

Postby Urbish » Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:04 pm

gjpgonzo wrote:Would have have been great if I could have used the cub.


You still can, but several of us recommend against it. We'd hate to see another forum member suffer from a preventable accident. But in the end, what you do and how you do it is up to you.

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Re: 1959 McCormic Farmall Cub

Postby Don McCombs » Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:22 pm

gjpgonzo wrote:I tow up a pretty good grade.
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Re: 1959 McCormic Farmall Cub

Postby Lt.Mike » Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:28 pm

Bob McCarty wrote:Personally, I think that would be pushing the envelope. Hopefully, others will chime in. I don't know if it would be feasible or practical to try and wire for electric trailer brakes.

Bob

I'd say that if you need to tow anything with trailer brakes in operation your asking too much from a cub. Just tow in first gear and let the engine braking control your speed.
Incidentally I use my Cub to move and park my Grady Overnighter roughly a 4,000 lb boat, outboard, and trailer. My A does it without effort but the cub manages just fine.
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Ps-all that is done on flat ground, I wouldn't consider any part of that safe on a grade.
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Re: 1959 McCormic Farmall Cub

Postby Lt.Mike » Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:16 pm

I'll add that I wouldn't tow over 500lbs on a hill, up or down with a Cub.
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